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Background: Improving dementia care quality is an urgent priority nationally and internationally. Life story work (LSW) is an intervention that aims to improve individual outcomes and care for people with dementia and their carers. LSW gathers information and artefacts about the person, their history and interests, and produces a tangible…
A simple blood test is being developed that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease in people with poor memory. British scientists have identified a set of protein biomarkers that appear to show if a person is likely to be diagnosed with the condition. They hope further work will lead…
Managers in domiciliary care earn up to 30% less than their care home counterparts according to new research by Croner. The findings come from Croner’s latest salary survey report on pay and benefits within the care sector. The report also highlights that unlike managers, pay at carer level is higher…
The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said. Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found. Women taking combined HRT…
A landmark £6.9 million trial that could mark a turning point in tackling Alzheimer's disease has been launched in the UK. The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study, backed by the Medical Research Council (MRC), aims to identify biomarkers that allow Alzheimer's to be diagnosed at an early stage, when there…
We all experience the ups and downs of life sometimes. We might be treated badly by others or miss out on something we think we deserve, like a promotion at work. This can make us feel wronged, but we often get over it – or so you might think. In…
Presentations from a recent University of Bedfordshire research forum on child sexual exploitation have been made available to download. The event with the theme 'Listening to Children and Young People' took place on July 18 and was hosted by the University's International Centre. Presentations can be viewed below. Carron Fox…
People who are feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online. Behavioural Activation (BA) was recently found to be as effective as the “gold standard” talking treatment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Now, researchers at…
Nine in ten people say they are confident they know what it means to have good mental wellbeing according to a new report from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey. The report, commissioned by Public Health England, also found that the public are aware of different factors that impact on their…
Nesta, along with partners, the Department of Health, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Society, have this week announced the launch of Dementia Citizens, a platform that aims to bring together researchers and those affected by dementia to help find ways to improve care. There are 850,000 people with dementia in…
A scoping study, aiming to explore the feasibility of establishing a new national family justice observatory, is being led by a team from Lancaster University. The scoping study was commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation as part of its work to address perceived difficulties in applying research to practice in the…
Recruitment and retention difficulties have reached a critical point within the nursing home and the social care nursing sector. Why do nurses come into the sector and what makes them stay? Throughout August and September, Scottish Care would like to speak to front line nurses about both their experiences and…